Will Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer reach the final? | 2019 Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2019 'Maniac Monday' Preview Live Stream match details and where to watch

Wimbledon 2019 'Maniac Monday' Preview Live Stream match details and where to watch

Roger Federer won his 100th match at Wimbledon by beating Kei Nishikori in the quarter-final on Wednesday.

Federer continued to breeze through his service games in the third set while making Nishikori fight for hard holds. "I just managed to really find holes in his game and attack him". He's also won the previous match he played with Federer here, the classic final in 2008.

Friday's other semifinal will draw far less attention: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, against No. 23 Roberto Bautista Agut, never before this far at a major.

Number two seed Federer was so poor in the first set that the eighth-seeded Nishikori may have felt the 37-year-old Swiss's advancing years had finally caught up with him.

But the 20-time Grand Slam victor Federer returned to formidable form in the second set, breaking his opponent's serve twice for a 5-1 lead.

Nadal and Federer last faced each other on the All England Club grass in 2008 when the Spaniard outlasted the Swiss in an nearly five-hour long encounter to lift his maiden Wimbledon title.

Djokovic won the first game of the first set before Goffin climbed back for a 4-3 lead in the set. "Literally every question in a different way, but it's the same question", Williams said after losing to top-seeded Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Bautista Agut is a rugged and reliable performer in Grand Slams and a regular visitor to the third and fourth rounds. He broke to go up 4-3 after 33 minutes, then jogged to the sideline with a raised fist. Goodall reflects on the epic 2008 final when Nadal lifted the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy for the first time, while McKendry points out how the Spaniard can close in on Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam singles if he wins the tournament.

JL: I'm sticking with my original pick from the beginning of the tournament: Roger Federer.

The 21st-seeded Goffin started well enough against Djokovic at Centre Court on an afternoon that was humid and sunny but not too hot, with the temperature in the mid-70s.

Goffin was able to hang in there at the baseline and his on-the-run passing shots were dialed in.

"Well, " the 31-year-old Bautista Agut said, "it feels better to be here in London".

Until then, Goffin was playing crisply and cleanly.

The crowd sat dumbfounded as Nishikori despatched a delicate volley to break in the opening game and watched on bemused as the Japanese created another three break points in the third game and one more in the fifth. "He was dictating the play from the baseline", Djokovic told Wimbledon.com after the match. "Most of the rallies went his way". Then as I'm signing, the guy says, Congratulations for your 100.